23rd August 2020

In_pictures Coronavirus: Your pictures on the theme of ‘homegrown’

In_pictures Coronavirus: Your pictures on the theme of ‘homegrown’

In_pictures

We asked our readers to send in their pictures on the theme of “homegrown” amid the coronavirus pandemic. Here are some of the pictures sent to us from around the world.

image copyrightUsha Venkat

image captionUsha Venkat: “The ornamental pineapple plant in this picture was a gift from my friend for taking care of her child. To my delight, both the plant as well the child have done well. The homegrown tall plant in this picture is three decades old, bringing back fond memories.”

image copyrightKatherine Zilm

image captionKatherine Zilm: “A colourful basket of homegrown peppers harvested in mid-July 2020 from my sister’s greenhouse, located south of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.”

image copyrightLiz Henry

image captionLiz Henry: “My homegrown strawberries, they have been so sweet this year.”

image copyrightHeidi Coppock Beard

image captionHeidi Coppock Beard sent in one of a series of photographs she took during lockdown that explored her home and garden.

image copyrightNichola Watts

image captionNichola Watts: “How beautiful are roses. A rare treat for me.”

image copyrightVictoria Nowson

image captionVictoria Nowson: “My first ever broccoli bud, growing with the help of my eight-year-old.”

image copyrightMimi Nguyen

image captionMimi Nguyen: “From seeds to plate – homegrown basil loves my sunny balcony in Singapore and is delicious for homemade pesto or with tomato burrata and pasta. I planted those seeds during the circuit breaker [lockdown] and they’ve happily survived the heat, the storms, the heavy rain since then. I’ll collect seeds from the plant and share them with my friends. Growing is caring.”

image copyrightJenny Joshi

image captionJenny Joshi: “Our youngest son, Sandy, six, grew rainbow carrots all by himself. They were his first ever homegrown vegetables. He was delighted to pull out these sweet, little yellow-and-orange carrots, which were entwined. He thought they were cuddling.”

image copyrightJenny Downing

image captionJenny Downing: “Gardening gloves after a hard day’s graft in the veggie plot.”

image copyrightNazim Ali Khan

image captionNazim Ali Khan: “Pollinators arrive at [the] homegrown maize crop in my garden at Jammu and Kashmir, India.”

image copyrightSam White

image captionSam White: “Some homegrown beetroot I started growing at the beginning of lockdown.”

image copyrightKimberley Pearson

image captionKimberley Pearson: “Homegrown lavender used to decorate a semi-naked cake – using things to hand to jazz it up a bit.”

image copyrightMarian Chirianu

image captionMarian Chirianu: “Apples from a local orchard near London next to three small wild apples freshly picked up from the tree in front of the house.”

image copyrightClaire Allan

image captionClaire Allan: “This is a photo of my lovely grandad’s garden, a keen gardener who has found comfort in the homegrown during lockdown.”

image copyrightTim Boardman

image captionTim Boardman: “My garden cherry tree produced a good crop this year. I always find the appearance of the fruit almost as enticing as the flavour, so I decided to arrange some of them in a small glass to preserve the shine and subtle reds.”

image copyrightJulian Sebag-Montefiore

image captionJulian Sebag-Montefiore: “Using an indoor growing kit to grow peri-peri chillies in our London flat.”

image copyrightKerrie Burke-Avery

image captionKerrie Burke-Avery caught this slug on her allotment in Bristol.

image copyrightNigel Taylor

image captionNigel Taylor: “A home-designed and homemade greenhouse with a geodesic-domed roof.”

image copyrightAma

image captionAnd finally, Ama sent in this picture of carrots grown in reused milk containers in her dad’s garden.

The next theme is “open spaces” and the deadline for entries is 4 August 2020.

Send pictures to yourpics@bbc.co.uk or follow the link to “Upload your pictures here”, below.

Further details and terms can be found by following the link to “We set the theme, you take the picture”, at the bottom of the page.

All photographs subject to copyright.

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